Just a quick one today, but an intriguing one.
Here’s the thing. There’s a website called Unsplash where marketers, bloggers, etc. can download free-to-use photos to use however you wish. So what brands do is:
And then sit back and watch as their brand starts to show up all over the web.
Does that make sense? No? Well, let me give you some examples.
If you search for “point of sale” these would be some of your top results:
Look closely and you’ll see that almost all of those photos subtly feature the Square logo.
Or if we search for “electric bike”, all of the top results feature Harley Davidson’s latest model:
Unsplash users get a beautiful photo to use in their story or video and the brand gets some light, but nonetheless useful, visibility.
But if we search for “ski resort”:
One identifiable photo (but not very high quality) and the others with okay quality but a generic frame.
Quality + Subtle Branding
If your resort takes photography seriously, I’d suggest you give this one a little thought.
Maybe there’s nothing there, but, then again, maybe there is. Resorts have amazing visuals and if there’s one thing Unsplash is lacking at times it’s quality for their millions of users who are looking for a nice visual to put in front of their followers, readers, or fans.
Food for thought.
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